give (one) the OK

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give (one) the OK

To tell one that it is permissible to do something. Don't worry, the boss gave me the OK to work overtime this week.
See also: give, OK
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give somebody/get the OˈK/oˈkay

(informal) give somebody/receive approval or permission: I’m waiting to get the OK before I start on the project.He can’t start until his boss gives him the OK.
See also: get, give, OK, okay, somebody
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When he's ready to go and the training staff gives him the OK and the docs give him the OK, it will be an exciting time for our team."
1.22: Another phone call to Sandy at SFA HQ but despite confirming there are more SPL transfers about to go through he can't confirm anything until the clubs give him the OK! Aaaarrrrgghhh!
Martin Bradley, 45, from Argyle Terrace in Derry has been without tap water while he waits for the firm to give him the OK to carry out vital work on burst lead pipes.
F Javed was next to take the attack to the Nortonthorpe bowlers after waiting patiently for his captain to give him the OK, at which point he went from not scoring at all to hitting the ball to all corners.
Jim, who has had to undergo seven operations, is now waiting for his consultant to give him the OK to fly when he has a check-up next week.
If doctors give him the OK, then Richard could make it.
"I understand the feeling is that if doctors give him the OK, then Richard could make it."